Pam Oduor
by Pam Oduor
4 Materials
30 Minutes

Everyone loves a good upcycle! Follow this simple tutorial to learn how you can upcycle a few old unused neckties into a cute new obi belt. Pair this belt with a loose shirt for something stylish and unique. Check out my step-by-step tutorial below!

 Tools and materials:

  • Two neckties
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
DIY obi belt

Position the neckties

Pick out two coordinating neckties from your closet and lay the bottom ends of them across each other diagonally, in the shape shown above.

Make an obi belt

Pin the two neckties together where they overlap.

Easy obi belt

Attach the neckties

Now sew the ties together along the straight edges of each tie where they overlap. You’ll end up with a stitched parallelogram as shown in the image above.

Necktie obi belt

Wrap and tie

To wear your new obi belt, wrap it around your waist from front to back and back to the front. Tie the thin ends of the neckties at the front.

DIY necktie obi belt

That’s honestly all there is to it. Thanks for watching and I hope you share this tutorial with a friend!

Necktie obi belt tutorial

You can experiment with colors and prints, but I like the look of one plain necktie with one printed necktie. How would you customize this look for yourself?

Suggested materials:
  • Two neckties
  • Thread
  • Pins
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